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JAMA Health Forum is a peer-reviewed, open-access JAMA Network journal focused on health policy. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports, and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity, and reform. The podcast highlights new articles and their authors as well as the latest news in health policy for a broad audience interested in improving health and health care in the United States and globally.

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JAMA Health Forum is a peer-reviewed, open-access JAMA Network journal focused on health policy. The journal publishes original research, evidence-based reports, and opinion about national and global health policy; innovative approaches to health care delivery; and health care economics, access, quality, safety, equity, and reform. The podcast highlights new articles and their authors as well as the latest news in health policy for a broad audience interested in improving health and health care in the United States and globally.

    Spillover Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Older Adults

    Spillover Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Older Adults

    Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion has yielded clear improvements in insurance coverage and access to care for low-income adults younger than 65, but has Medicaid expansion also had spillover benefits for adults 65 and older? In this interview with JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin, PhD, Melissa McInerney, PhD, describes how older adults with low incomes and limitations related to chronic conditions were more likely to have Medicaid coverage and recent visits with physicians in states that have expanded Medicaid for younger adults than those in nonexpansion states.
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    • 13 min
    Advancing COVID-19 Research in a Learning Health Care System

    Advancing COVID-19 Research in a Learning Health Care System

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for accelerated collaborative research in health care systems. In a conversation with JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin, PhD, Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, of the Joint Commission (and formerly of HCA Healthcare) discusses lessons learned from a novel COVID-19 research consortium developed through a collaboration of HCA Healthcare, the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and numerous academic partners.
    Related Content:
    Harnessing COVID-19 Data Through Collaboration—The Consortium of HCA Healthcare and Academia for Research Generation

    • 17 min
    Health Care Job Loss During the Pandemic

    Health Care Job Loss During the Pandemic

    The health care workforce has yet to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a concerning trend of increasing numbers of physicians leaving the workforce. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin, PhD, discuss with Bianca Frogner, PhD, of the University of Washington new findings that show how all segments of the health care workforce have struggled, with more pronounced effects among long-term care workers, aides, assistants, workers with young children, and workers of color.
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    Tracking Turnover Among Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic US Health Care Workforce Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Changes in Material Hardship During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 13 min
    COVID-19 Vaccinations for California Prison Staff

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for California Prison Staff

    Prison staff and residents have faced increased risks of COVID-19 infections. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin, PhD, speak with Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD of Stanford University about patterns of COVID-19 vaccinations among staff in California state prisons. They also speak with Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS of Yale University about efforts to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among prison staff and residents in California and other states.
    Related Content:
    Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccination Among Frontline Workers in California State Prisons

    • 26 min
    Medicaid Policy Associated With Increased Enrollment During the Pandemic

    Medicaid Policy Associated With Increased Enrollment During the Pandemic

    For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency, state Medicaid programs elected to maintain eligibility for Medicaid recipients in exchange for increased federal funding. In this podcast, Dr Laura Dague of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University discusses her JAMA Health Forum article finding that this policy was associated with the higher Medicaid enrollment seen during the pandemic. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin discuss the policy implications of this work with Dr Dague and other recent articles touching on Medicaid enrollment.
    Related Content:
    Trends in Medicaid Enrollment and Disenrollment Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Wisconsin
    Medicaid Disenrollment After the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Medicaid Coverage Disruptions Among Children Enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid, 2016-2018
    Association of Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas With Postpartum Coverage, Outpatient Care, and Racial Disparities

    • 19 min
    Health System Factors Related to Overuse of Health Services in Medicare

    Health System Factors Related to Overuse of Health Services in Medicare

    Overuse of health care, or providing services of low value or no value, is wasteful, potentially harmful to patients, and a contributor to high US health care costs. Jodi Segal, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine joins JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin to discuss characteristics of health systems associated with overuse of health care services for Medicare beneficiaries and the implications for health systems, hospitals, and clinicians seeking to reduce such overuse.
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    Factors Associated With Overuse of Health Care Within US Health Systems

    • 13 min

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